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Businesses may be put off from defending their patent rights under a new court framework being developed due to uncertainties over the cost of litigation, an EU consultative body has warned. 10 Mar 2014
A recent run of High Court rulings shows that a "sensible and pragmatic" approach to the circumstances in which relief from sanctions for breaches of the civil court costs rules will be granted is gradually beginning to emerge, an expert has said. 25 Feb 2014
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This guide was last updated in May 2013 and applies to court proceedings in England and Wales.
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The Scottish Government has confirmed its intention to remove all civil court claims for below £150,000 from the jurisdiction of the Court of Session, increasing the threshold under which the sheriff court can exclusively deal with cases from £5,000. 10 Feb 2014
Civil court litigants must comply with court orders or "face the consequences", an expert has said, after the High Court barred a company from giving evidence about a particular issue at trial after it failed to exchange witness statements within a reasonable... 28 Jan 2014
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